Sunday, 27 November 2011

Yay.....It's nearly December.

I've been busy busy busy. My Folksy Shop  done really well last week. It seemed to be stagnant for a while but has now picked up lovely. I also had some brilliant news from Pickle-lily, I'm the winner of her great givaway of wool, fabric, a great spotty bag, a magazine and oooh a box of choccies. So a big thank you to both of you, it's a great prize and I'm going to do a separate post about this so keep checking back. 

I spent Friday afternoon at a lovely Craft Fayre at a small village school just outside Newmarket, it was really well attended and I'd forgotten just how loud a primary school full of excited children can be. 
I was hoping to get around all the other stalls but I was on my own and those who do Craft Fairs know how difficult that can be, and as it was so busy I didn't get a chance to get around everyone, but I did manage to have a nosey at a wonderful felter who made lovely scarfs, hats and Christmas Decorations as well as lots of other great items, you can check out her shop EntWorks on Etsy.

Mini Snowman Decoration by Ent-Works

I also had a look at the work of The Tiny Scribbler, a brilliant artist, who can be found HERE on Etsy. 

The Squirrel Lady by The Tiny Scribbler
 I have another busy week ahead, but hey, I'm not complaining, I have Plaques to paint, Monkeys to make and a bit more sewing to do, I'll leave you with a few of the childrens tote and drawstring bags I made as my contribution for this weeks Handmade Monday 
 

Wishing you all a good week, I'm off now to try and get my orders completed before my next Fair which is next Saturday 3rd December (yes it is nearly December) at The Carnegie Rooms and Guildhall in Thetford, Norfolk.

Take care every one

Jan x

22 comments:

  1. What brilliant tote bags, can think of a lot of grown ups who would love one of these :)

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  2. Fabulous bag selection - love the colour choices too x

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  3. Those bags are lovely and yes primary school children are very noisy, full of energy too but so lovely and innocent, some of my best memories are from being a child. Best of luck for next Saturdays fair. x

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  4. Congratulations on your busy fair. I love the colours you have used on your bags - yellow and purple always works really well.

    Good luck for next week too.

    Ali x

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  5. Good to hear that your fair was well attended and that your shop is doing good. I love your totes/bags - the angels are real pretty

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  6. Well done on getting loads of orders. Hope it will carry on forever and ever. I made my first sale last week too. :)

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  7. Congrats on the busy fair. Kids can get quite noisy.

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  8. You have been busy and beautiful creations as always

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  9. What pretty bags, very child appealing, they should go well and congrats on your win, don't forget us when you are handing the choccies around. lol.

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  10. Fairs in schools are always bubbly and busy - great fun. Your work is beautiful and the other crafters work you have shown here looks lovely too.

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  11. I love those bags, The lemon and lilac works beautifully.

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  12. Jan - well done on your sales. Hopefully more to come for you before Christmas :-)

    Alison x

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  13. Congrats on your win!

    I love the tote bags. So sweet. I know they are more for the younger gen but I have to be honest and say you can never have too many bags... so come the new year and a new pay cheque I may be knocking on your virtual door :)

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  14. Glad your Folksy sales were good this week - my Etsy shop did well too!
    Congratulations on winning the giveaway :)

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  15. Lovely totes just a shame I have no-one to buy them for :(

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  16. Such pretty bags, glad your sales are booming and it sounds like you're having lots of fun with it too.

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  17. That little felt snowman, I am so loving all the felted stuff I see. I can tell I'm going to have to try that.
    All of your bags are so gorgeous. Those angels are darling! After I made the little gift bad and my husband was telling me how nice and straight my seams were I thought... I CAN sew! :) Of course I don't think I ever would have had the courage without all of you on Handmade Monday! It seems that American women don't sew much, it is becoming more and more of a lost art. And harder and harder (at least where I live) to find fabric and tools and such. I have to drive about 15 miles away just to get fabric.

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  18. Those bags are heavenly Jan x

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  19. Love the bags Jan. And thay snowman os very impressive too :)
    Well done on winning the prize :)

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  20. Your parcel is on its way!
    Love the bags - pretty colours, little girls will love them.
    Jo x

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  21. oh, i love the bags with angels! so pretty.. and festive! well done! x x
    the little snowman is cute too, especially wearing that cosy scarf :)

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